Friday, February 22, 2013
Here’s Your WHPO Sports Update…..
in the Big Ten…
Illinois survived a sluggish start to beat a Penn State team 56 – 49 at the Assembly Hall to win their 5th straight. Brandon Paul led the Illini with 16 points.
Top 25 action…
#6 Duke handled Virginia Tech 88 -56
#23 Oregon lost to 48 – 46 to Cal
The Miami Heat won their season-high ninth straight game Thursday night with an 86-67 win over the Chicago Bulls behind LeBron James’ 26 points.
San Antonio beat the LA Clippers 116 - 90
Tiger Woods and Rory McIlory were both eliminated in the first round of play at the WGC-Accenture Match-Play Championship tournament in Arizona.
Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick won the two 150-mile Budweiser Dual qualifying races at Daytona yesterday.
all area games are still scheduled to be be played tonight…
@ the 2A Regional Championship here in Hoopeston….
Bismarck-Henning will take on SJO in a rematch of last year’s Regional Championship game. Prior to that game is first round 3-point shootout action, with 4 players of each school in the Regional representing their team. The shoot-out starts at 6pm.
Class 1A Regional final @ Chrisman:
Salt Fork faces Shiloh
Class 1A Regional Championship at Heritage:
#1 seed Cissna Park vs. 3-seed host Heritage
youth soccer news:
HAYS will hold a sign up for a spring soccer academy on Saturday, February 23rd from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. at First Church of God, 1004 E. Orange St. in Hoopeston.
The academy is not a league but is a program designed to teach skills, team play, fundamentals and sportsmanship. There will be light scrimmaging. Newcomers to soccer are welcome!
The academy is $20 and includes a t-shirt. It will run every Saturday morning, various times in the morning by age group on April 6th through May 4th. It is for ages 4 through children in 8th grade, boys and girls. Surrounding communities welcome.
If you have questions, please contact Kathy Harding at 217-497-6686.
That’s your WHPO Sports Update….
and in case you are planning ahead….
Hoopeston Area Youth Baseball (that’s T-Ball, Instructional League, Minor, Major & Pony Leagues) and Hoopeston Girls Softball sign-ups will start at the WHPO Business Expo – the weekend of March 9 – 10. Other sign-up dates will be announced….check out both leagues on Facebook.